Seymour, Mansfield And Yea Employers Focus Of Campaign 1

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    21 Oct 2010


Seymour, Mansfield and Yea employers focus of

new targeted campaign


The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting up to 100 employers in Seymour,

Mansfield and Yea as part of a new education and compliance campaign.


The Agency has written to 40 employers in the Victorian towns to provide them

with educational information about workplace laws and to ask them to provide

time-and-wages records for audit.


And next week, Fair Work inspectors will make face-to-face visits to a further 60

employers in the region to scrutinise their books and provide them with tips about

how to ensure they are complying with workplace laws.


Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says inspectors will

check employers are paying staff their full entitlements and are complying with

record-keeping and payslip obligations.


“A key objective of the campaign is also to help employers understand workplace

laws, including Modern Awards and minimum National Employment Standards,”

Mr Campbell said.

 

“Where we find records are not adequate or identify other non-compliance issues,

we will provide information and assistance to employers and request they

voluntarily rectify any problems.


“In cases where they don’t, or where we suspect deliberate underpayments or

other serious breaches have occurred, we may launch a full investigation.”


Mr Campbell says the campaign aims to raise awareness of the Fair Work

Ombudsman’s role among country employers and workers.


“It is important regional employers and workers understand there is an Agency

they can turn to for free workplace advice and assistance,” he said.


Mr Campbell says the Fair Work Ombudsman has a range of user-friendly

resources on its website to assist employers to comply with workplace laws and

operate their workplace at best practice.


Resources for small business on www.fairwork.gov.au include industry specific

web pages, payslip and record-keeping templates, a self-audit checklist, template

letters and fact sheets on dozens of topics including leave, industrial action, public

holidays, enterprise bargaining, gender pay equality and family-friendly

workplaces.


As well as Online resources, the Fair Work Ombudsman has more than 200

highly-skilled advisers available to speak with employers and workers with

questions on its Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm weekdays.


Media inquiries: Ryan Pedler, 0411 430 902. ryan.pedler@fwo.gov.au






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